The S.T.A.R.S. (Start Transition And Realize Success) Conference is a FREE event presented by the School District of Palm Beach County’s Council for Transitioning Youth and the United Way of Palm Beach County. The event will take place Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at John I. Leonard High School. It is open to all Palm Beach County youth with disabilities, age 14 – 22, their families, educators and agency staff. Those who plan to attend can register online at http://www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/ . Registration will be open through October 18th.
The mission of the S.T.A.R.S. Conference is to help students with disabilities and their parents utilize school and agency services to transition from high school into adulthood, and to reach their post-secondary goals. The day-long conference will feature targeted workshops to guide students and their families through a successful transition as well as fun activities to provide a break for the students. Workshops include School District and local agency services, preparing for college and other post-secondary education opportunities, employability skills, cyber-bullying and health safety issues facing today’s teens. A continental breakfast is provided at no cost to participants.
More than 350 students with disabilities, parents, professionals and supporting agencies attend this event each year. There are approximately 34,000 students with disabilities enrolled in the Palm Beach County public school system that can benefit from the S.T.A.R.S Conference. As all students, they need guidance to help them achieve in school, post-secondary planning, acquiring employment and living a productive, independent life.